Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:23 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
Opera Software Opera 15, the brand new version of Opera based on Chromium and Blink, has been released today. I'm still missing a bookmarks bar and a bookmark import feature. Other than that, I'm really liking Opera 15. I hope they bring those two features back soon, because I cannot use a browser without them.
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at Last!
by ikidunot on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 12:32 UTC
ikidunot
Member since:
2011-06-04

At last, a browser for the total idiot or as they say on the Opera web site: "Just like in Opera for Android,".

I run Opera on a real computer, not a f.....g mobile phone and my life, since I actually have one, does not include facebook or twitter.

The quote "Although most users don't use bookmarks" just goes to prove that Opera has totally lost the plot. Why else would they import a Canonical (Ubuntu) developer to write a bookmark extension which always has been and should remain part of core functionality.

Would someone please reassure me that people are not so dumb as to require this: "you'll notice a radically simpler UI".

please, someone?

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RE: at Last!
by twitterfire on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 12:46 in reply to "at Last!"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

In the general context where everything is being dumbed down for decades - for example media, film industry, the general trend for software is to be dumbed down too.

Probably some guys would love to see a world comprised of idiots, because idiots are easier to be ruled and deceived and they agree to almost anything if you tell the it is for their own good.

Os X was dumbed down from beginning, Ubuntu's UI is dumbed down since Unity, Metro is dumbed down, Ios, too.

The general trend is to make UIs for complete idiots, targeting people with IQs lower than 60 and avoiding to require user to think.

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RE[2]: at Last!
by zima on Wed 10th Jul 2013 22:10 in reply to "RE: at Last!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

In the general context where everything is being dumbed down for decades - for example media, film industry, the general trend for software is to be dumbed down too.

That's the popular view, ironically. But in reality that's also/largely/mostly a bias of our memory - in the past, there was lots of "dumb" media, music, films, news reporting (really, just go every day through your local 100 year old newspapers; it's horrifying how bad they are) ...it's simply forgotten; we remember mostly the good examples.

Also, http://www.osnews.com/thread?566160

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